This seminar focused on some of the main EU and UK legal and regulatory reforms in response to the financial crisis and was designed to bring academics and policymakers together to exchange views on these EU legislative and regulatory initiatives.
Issues addressed included:
- EU maximum harmonisation principle and Capital Requirements Directive IV,
- Solvency II,
- The doctrine of reasonable expectations,
- UK regulatory restructuring and the Vicker’s Commission proposals on ring-fenced banks.
Sharon Bowles, MEP, Chairwoman of the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Professor Lord Eatwell, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
Lord McFall of Alcluith
Michael Blair QC, 3 Verulam Buildings, London
Professor Kern Alexander, Member of the Expert Panel on Financial Services, European Parliament and Specialist Adviser to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the draft Financial Services Bill
Alastair Evans, Head, Government Policy and Affairs, Lloyd’s General Counsel Division
Professor Rosa Lastra, Queen Mary, University of London
Paul Sharma, Director, Prudential Policy, the Financial Services Authority and FSA member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
The event took place in Senate House, University of London, on 19th March 2012